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December 3, 2014 by Ellen V

We’re mostly just tired here. Sidney is a pretty great sleeper, according to most standards. She’s still up twice during the night, though, and even with a formula fed baby, it means both Eric and I are up once (or one of us is going to bed super late and/or up super early). At this point, Jane was up just once and occasionally giving us full nights, so it’s a little hard on us!

Add to it that Jane has figured out how to open her door, so we’ve had some regression with her, too. It takes a long time to wind down at nap time and night with her newfound independence, and, since she’s overtired, she’s often waking at 5:00 a.m.

So I’m learning about sleep. Stuff a lot of parents have had figured out for a while, I’m sure.

No two babies are the same.

We can’t expect miracles from a seven-week-old.

We’re still sleep training our (almost) three-year-old.

I can function off less sleep than I thought, but I still need sleep. And coffee.

Everyone else is tired, too.

Nap time is important.

Awake time is important.

Assisted sleep is okay, in all it’s forms. Pacifiers, swaddles, sound machines. Extra snuggles, night lights, bribery.

This, too, shall pass.


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